Pieter Cleppe

The good, the bad and the ugly of Jean-Claude Juncker’s presidency

For five years, Jean-Claude Juncker has been head of the European Commission. Luxembourg’s former Prime Minister is known for always being able to crack a joke, but as his term ends this year, it’s a good time to look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of his track record as president of the European Commission.  

The good

The Juncker Commission has achieved some results when it comes to concluding new trade deals.

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